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MINUTES OF THE
HOUSE HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES STANDING COMMITTEE
Room 25, House Office Building
January 31, 2012

MEMBERS PRESENT:    Rep. Paul Ray, Chair
                Rep. Evan J. Vickers, Vice Chair
                Rep. Rebecca Chavez-Houck
                Rep. Tim M. Cosgrove
                Rep. Bradley M. Daw
                Rep. Daniel McCay
                Rep. Ronda Rudd Menlove
                Rep. Dean Sanpei
                Rep. Christine F. Watkins
                                
STAFF PRESENT:        Mr. Mark D. Andrews, Policy Analyst
                Ms. Linda Black, House Secretary

Note:    A list of visitors and copy of handouts are filed with committee minutes.

Vice Chair Vickers called the meeting to order at 2:08 p.m.

MOTION:    Chair Ray moved to approve the minutes of January 27, 2012. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Menlove and Rep. Watkins absent for the vote.

Rep. Vickers said that he and Chair Ray are considering writing a letter to the Federal Trade Commission opposing the acquisition of Medco Health Solutions, Inc. by Express Scripts, Inc., and the Committee whether they would like to include the issue on the Committee's next agenda.

H.B. 85    Forensic Phlebotomy (Rep. V. Peterson)

Rep. V. Peterson presented the bill to the committee.

Spoke to the bill:    Mr. Paul Patrick, Director, Bureau of Emergency Medical Services and Preparedness, Utah Department of Health

MOTION:    Rep. Ray moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Daw, Rep. McCay, and Rep. Watkins absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Rep. Ray moved to place H.B. 85 on the Consent Calendar. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Daw, Rep. McCay, and Rep. Watkins absent for the vote.

H.B. 290    Divorce Orientation Class (Rep. J. Nielson)

Rep. Nielson presented the bill to the committee.

Spoke in favor of the bill:    Dr. Alan Hawkins, BYU professor, speaking for himself (handout)


                Mr. Lynn Wardle, BYU law professor, speaking for himself
                Ms. Laura Bunker, United Families of Utah
                Mr. Stan Rasmussen, Sutherland Institute

Spoke to the bill:        Mr. Ned Searle, Utah Domestic Violence Council
                Ms. Jackie Warren, speaking for herself
                Mr. Stewart Ralphs, attorney
                Mr. Kelly Atkinson, speaking for himself
                Mr. Rick Schwermer, Administrative Office of the Courts
                Sen. Lyle Hillyard, Utah State Senate

MOTION:    Rep. Daw moved to pass the bill out favorably.

SUBSTITUTE
MOTION:    Rep. Chavez-Houck moved to hold the bill. The motion passed, with Rep. Daw, Rep. Menlove, and Rep. Sanpei voting in opposition.

1st Sub. S.B. 106    Tobacco Settlement Account Amendments (Sen. L. Hillyard) (Rep. M. Brown)

Sen Hillyard presented the bill to the committee.

MOTION:    Rep. Ray moved to pass the bill out favorably. The motion passed unanimously.

MOTION:    Rep. Watkins moved to adjourn the meeting. The motion passed unanimously.

H.B. 76    Pharmacy Audit Rights (Rep. E. Vickers)

This bill was not discussed.

Vice Chair Vickers adjourned the meeting at 3:59 p.m.
                


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                         Rep. Paul Ray, Chair